Krista Wisnu

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Peaceful Evening in Wanaka

Communities and New Badges<p>Want to join the community and share your photos? Here’s some links for you! 🙂 Google+ turned 2 years old, and they …

Umbrella in the Sun

Upcoming Show<p>We have a very fun upcoming show (Monday, 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET) where we talk to a bunch of different authors on Flatbooks.com. I’ve asked …

Are Environmental Regulations On Mars Doing More Harm Than Good?

Two scientists say sterilization requirements for spacecraft are inhibiting research.<p>Astrobiologists Alberto Fairen, and Dirk Schulze-Makuch have beef with environmental protection policies. Not here on Earth, that is, but on Mars, where rigid regulations from NASA's Office of Planetary Protection …

Starwatch: The July night sky

Our nights are drawing in again but the persistent summer twilight remains a hindrance to views of the dimmer stars and the Milky Way as it arches …

Men: Wearing A T-Shirt With The Letter T On It Makes You More Attractive

It's also kind of a cheeky/good idea for a T-shirt.<p>Researchers at Nottingham Trent University have made a startling discovery: what's printed on your T-shirt could have a large effect on your attractiveness to the opposite sex.<p>The study involved plain white T-shirts with the letter "T" printed on …

The Underground Gourmet's 2013 Cheap Eats List

<b>Hybird</b> <i><br>75 Ninth Ave., at 15th St. 212-989-3332</i><br>Fried-chicken drumsticks, slushies, cupcakes, biscuits, five types of Chinese potstickers, and that’s …

10 Mediterranean Islands to Get Away From it All

The Mediterranean's charm is based largely upon its history, cuisine, sun-bleached villages, and relaxed lifestyle, and nowhere are these on better display than its many islands. This summer, why not skip the crowded beaches and touristy fare of the region's traditional summer hotspots and head for …

Peter Molyneux on Morality, Kickstarter and Reinventing the God Game

More than 20 years after creating Populous, one of the first “god games“, Peter Molyneux is looking to reinvent the genre at 22cans, the independent game studio he left Microsoft to start. We sat down with Molyneux to learn more about how his upcoming title, Project GODUS, is going to change things.<p>…

Juniper: 92% of Known Mobile Threats Target Android

Mobile malware is becoming “an increasingly profit-driven business,” according to Juniper Networks, which today released its third annual Mobile Threats Report. The total amount of mobile malware across all mobile platforms grew 155 percent in 2011, while between March 2012 through March 2013, the …

Take the plunge: the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua

Travelers routinely describe the tour of the 27 waterfalls at Damajagua as ‘the coolest thing I did in the DR.’ It's hard to disagree. Guides lead you up, swimming and climbing through the waterfalls. To get down you jump – as much as 8m – into the sparkling pools below.<p>Today it’s mandatory to wear …

Hiking

Is this really the happiest day of the year? A scientific analysis

Cliff Arnall is the man behind the pseudoscientific equation for the most depressing day of the year, that thing that's always in the media in mid to …

Best Buy Announces Nine-Day iPhone Trade-In Deal

Best Buy’s one-day-only iPhone trade-in event earlier this month was so successful that the retailer is doing it again — this time for nine …

10 Crazy Laws That Could Get You In Trouble Abroad

You know the basics when it comes to staying safe and out of trouble while traveling.<p>But there are some pretty crazy ways to break the law abroad that probably have never crossed your mind.<p><b>1) Chewing gum in Singapore</b><p>Singapore likes to keep its street clean. Chewing bubble gum has been banned in …

Seven startling sights of Eastern Europe

Forget the evocative skylines and merry nightlife: beyond Eastern Europe's classic sights you can walk with witches, hear the ocean sing and step straight back in time. Prepare to smile - or shudder - at some of Eastern Europe's startling sights.<p>Racławice Panorama in Wrocław, Poland<p>Nothing combats …

European Travel

Why Student Travel Is More Important Than Ever Before

What is the one thing that people regret about their college years? Many alumni will say they wish they had taken the opportunity to travel or study abroad. So many students graduate without taking the leap and traveling, then regret it later. Now, more than ever, it is becoming increasingly …

College & University

How to Enjoy Being Rich … Without Having Any Money

This year, my boyfriend and I took the dog, the cat, and walked away from our home and our jobs. We moved into a tiny Rialta RV, relinquished our …

British Columbia

Bike Shares Make Cities Safer For Bikers

The New York Times looks at studies of urban bicycling.<p>Want to make your city safer for bicyclists? Perhaps you should think about asking for a public bike-share program.<p>Bike shares, such as the new system in New York City, improve accident rates for all bicyclists. What probably happens is that …